Thanks to the Internet, Jerusalem seems closer than ever—but thanks to her government’s policy, remains out of reach
Innocent people shouldn’t fear walking down the street, whatever their faith—and everyone must push back against the madness
The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
Abel Meeropol’s ‘Strange Fruit’ gets remixed into Yeezus in a manner worthy of its creator, for song of the year
The Tattler: So what if Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer revive the Von Trapps? Is that so wrong?
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
An ancient principle of Judaism, debated at length in the Oral Law, is that it is a sin to count Jews—or is it?
My family’s history gave me a pedigree as a Jewish New Yorker—until a visit revealed how quickly the past disappeared
When I got married, my sheitel was a symbol of my wedding vows and my Orthodoxy. Then it became a symbol of my discontent.
Debating Israel in an election year
Hebrew Union College prides itself on being open and pluralistic. But some Reform rabbinical students say the reality contradicts this vision.
Group says economy threatens ‘America’s security assistance to Israel’
The Israeli government wants to lure expats back home with provocative ads. For one American Jew and her Israeli-born husband, it’s a false promise.
Critics of Israel say the state touts its gay-rights record only to conceal its oppression of Palestinians. They call it pinkwashing. That’s nonsense.
What unrest and elections to the south could mean to the north
Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, but in Israel cancer patients have appropriated the tradition to celebrate beating the disease
Two Palestinian prisoners released in the Shalit deal, now home in the West Bank, express no regrets and view prison time as service to their cause
Israel and Iran are fighting a not-so-secret clandestine war. But Israel is likely to attack Iran’s nuclear program this spring, making it official.
Mubarak-lite leadership coddles Syria but fights terrorism
Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish created a poetry of martyrdom for his people—and a political coup for the idea of the nakba
Holocaust survivor Aharon Appelfeld, Israel’s greatest living writer and author of the new Until the Dawn’s Light, retains his capacity for wonder
Contrary to Washington wisdom, Israel is a clear strategic asset to the United States, says a new study by a bipartisan pair of veteran diplomats
Parts of the movement will likely discredit the whole
Jon Scheyer, the best Jewish basketball player of his generation, led Duke to a championship and now plays for another powerhouse: Maccabi Tel Aviv
My night with Kanye West and 20,000 other believers
‘Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Call to Transcendence,’ by Shai Held
With raunchy Auschwitz shot, naturally
You can finally blame today’s awful music on your children
Plus Red Sea-Dead Sea pipeline finally happening, and more in the news
Will European health officials take note?
Citing cost, Israeli premier ignites a firestorm among detractors
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Shlomo Hagler sued by board members
With a little help from Tablet’s readers
Does sexually graphic material help Jewish continuity? ‘Unclean Lips’ argues for the unseemliness of Bruce, Roth, and their ilk.
The composer of the beloved Hanukkah song ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ shares stories and melodies from her past